Herbert Aronow, M.D., M.P.H., director of interventional cardiology and of the cardiac catheterization labs at Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals, is one of the authors of national recommendations for interventional cardiac procedures during COVID-19. The article, which was accepted for rapid publication by both the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions , examines:
•    How preexisting cardiovascular disease affects severity of COVID-19 infection
•    the cardiovascular complications that can arise from infection
•    the cardiovascular side effects of therapies under investigation
•    How the rapid triage of non-COVID cardiovascular patients may be affected by the response to COVID-19
•    How the provision of cardiovascular care may make health care workers vulnerable to infection
The group reviewed peer-reviewed and preprint literature pertaining to cardiovascular considerations and COVID-19, and highlighted gaps in knowledge that require further study.

Christina Spaight O'Reilly

Senior Public Relations Officer
Rhode Island Hospital